SATAS certifies a wide range of timber products of which the main areas being:
- Sawn Structural and Industrial timber produced to the SANS 1783 series of standards, including finger jointing
- Laminated timber to SANS 1460
- Plywood and Composite board
- Preservative treated timber and poles for a wide range of applications.
- Roof trusses
Certification of chemical products is restricted to timber preservatives and adhesives for use in the manufacturing of composite structural timber. SATAS will soon extend the Scope of Accreditation to include these as well as Chemical products used in other industries.
SATAS has identified an opportunity in the Product Certification market to expand our scope of accreditation to include other ranges of products and more specifically in the Metallurgical Industry. Our recent SANAS accreditation to the SANS 121 (ISO 1461) Hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles specification has been met with a favourable response from the industry and resulted in a number of companies being certified to these requirements. SATAS capabilities and competencies includes the vast majority of the metallurgical products actively certified in Southern Africa, including foreign specifications such as BS, EN and ASTM etc.
To counteract contractors who perform low quality service, thereby harming the image of the industry, SATAS endeavours to promote the status of TASA (Thatcher’s Association of SA) through certification.
To ensure credibility TASA avoids certification of its own members, and makes use of an independent body, namely South African Technical Services (SATAS) for this purpose.
As the TASA Standard is the property of TASA, SATAS certification to the requirements of the TASA Standard is only available to TASA members. This is a private Standard and Specification requirements will be revised to adapt to new processes.
We believe that the recycling of material is important and a necessity to ensure future sustainability. Therefor SATAS entered this industry through certification and auditing of manufacturers of plastic products from virgin material as well as Post-Consumer Waste.
SATAS has a network for examining products In Southern Africa as well as some other countries. A typical inspection might involve visual inspection and/or measurements to establish compliance with pre-defined specifications or international standards and requirements. Consignments may be inspected for defects and damage and/or sampled and tested in independent laboratories for specific performance characteristics.
- Quantity verification
- Inspection at supplier’s premises and ports
- Sampling and quality checks
- Inspection and verification at buyer’s premises